Vera Wang launches an activewear line, Harrods plans to open its own Salon de Parfums, Canada gets its first Nordstrom store and other style news from the fashion trenches this week.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that Italian-born French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, known for his avant-garde style and Space Age designs, developed his own fabric. Cardine, named after the designer, was a bonded fibre that could “rigidly hold its geometric shapes”.